Monthly Archives: June 2011

Caverns and Cottonmouths (Day 37) Tallahassee, FL to Marianna, FL

Our days in the cool, mosquito-free environs of Willy and Kendra’s apartment had made us a bit soft, so our re-introduction into the wild was jarring. We somehow committed ourselves to an 85-mile day and, boy was it hot. Northwest … Continue reading

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Barbecued Spareribs (South Georgia)

Barbecued Spareribs 5 lbs. spareribs Curry powder Salt and pepper Barbecue Sauce (recipe below) Remove excess fat from ribs and cut into as many pieces as desired.  Place spareribs, flesh side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.  … Continue reading

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Sitting in the AC, Doing Nothing (Days 35 & 36) – Tallahassee, FL

The title really sums up the two days we spent in Tallahassee. We slept in until 10:30, which I didn’t think we were capable of after our routine 6am road-calls, but we proved adaptable. Willy, the younger brother of R’s … Continue reading

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Southern Pies, Cakes and Puddings (Georgia)

Vidalia Onion Pie (Vidalia, GA) 1 deep-dish pie shell, baked 3 cups thinly sliced Vidalia onions 3 Tbs. butter, melted ½ cup milk 3 Tbs. flour 1½ cups sour cream 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs, … Continue reading

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Kissing Georgia Goodbye (Day 34) – Valdosta, GA to Tallahassee, FL

The weather had turned remarkably hotter once we left the coastal cities. Now we frequently ride in temperatures over 100° and well over 80% humidity. So we don’t add miles to our ride lightly, even if it is only 5 … Continue reading

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Peach Pickles

6 lbs. peaches 3 lbs. sugar 1 pint vinegar 1 pint water 1 Tbs. ginger 2 Tbs. whole crushed cloves 4 sticks cinnamon Blanch and peel peaches.  Drop in cold salt and vinegar water solution (2 Tbs. salt, 2 Tbs. … Continue reading

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Southern Hospitality (Day 33) – Waycross, GA to Valdosta, GA

Pulling into Valdosta, GA was like entering an oasis. It’s a small town by any measure, but is home to a state university and the things that come with it; namely cafes with wi-fi and the diversity and tolerance that … Continue reading

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Thom’s Award-Winning Chili (Waycross, Georgia)

Thom W. We met Thom in Waycross, Georgia at a hole-in-the-wall BBQ shack that is utterly beloved by all of the locals.  Thom lives in Florida now, but was home visiting family and regaled us with stories of what it … Continue reading

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So This Is Georgia… (Day 31) – Savannah, GA to Jesup, GA to Waycross, GA

The route out of Savannah had been a topic of debate from the planning stages of the trip. Our options were to head south and rejoin the AC’s Atlantic Coast route, which would take us all the way to Jacksonville, … Continue reading

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Cracker Salad (Jesup, Georgia)

This rural recipe comes to us from Stan B., who grew up with this recipe in rural Georgia where his mom taught him to make it.  While the dish is still available at the odd restaurant (usually under the name … Continue reading

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